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Dennis McLerran, Administrator for EPA's Region 10 Office in Seattle

Dennis McLerran
Dennis McLerran

Dennis McLerran was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Regional Administrator (RA) for Region 10, leading a staff of over 500 employees, with a responsibility for an annual budget of over $300 million. He was sworn in on February 22, 2010. As the RA, Dennis oversees the implementation and enforcement of the federal environmental rules and regulations in the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, including 271 tribal governments in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Before moving to EPA, Dennis served as Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and has been involved in a wide variety of state, local and federal issues and jobs in both the public and private sectors. Dennis has over 30 years of experience as an advocate, attorney and administrator, working on environmental, land use and climate issues.

Dennis is a native of Washington State, a graduate of the University of Washington and the Seattle University School of Law. He has been a Puget Sound Area resident for all of his adult life.